With New York’s recent gay marriage headlines bursting at the seams of every major newspaper. The National Association of REALTORS® is also making a difference toward equality.
The National Association of REALTORS® recently added language to its code of ethics banning discrimination based on sexual orientation. Article 10 of NAR’s REALTORS® Code of Ethics previously prohibited the “denial of its professional services to any person for reasons of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin.” Coming ahead of any similar legislation on the part of the Federal Government, NAR’s amended code of professional ethics to include sexual orientation reflects its member’s commitment to “a higher standard” of ethics. Furthermore, the committee understands its decision as a logical evolution for a business organization that sells a brighter, more equitable tomorrow for all Americans.
Social and Economic Equality for Some?
Across the country, the question of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual or Transgender rights has become a hallmark of bi-partisan politics. The law and the alleged “moral majority” are at odds again. That is really what is at stake: the constitutional rights of LGBT identifiers versus the moral incompatibility of a more socially homogenous America.
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